Bookend Events

ANNOUNCING: Bookend Events

Happy Sunday folks and boy do I have an amazing exciting announcement for you story tellers! As many of you know Clo and I created and co-organized Blogoween this year and it was amazing in every shape and form. As a our first time doing anything like that, Clo and I were shocked and so very happy at how everything turned out!

But now, December is fast approaching and me and Clo have been putting our thinking caps on, plotting, and planning to make something great, and we are so incredibly proud and excited to share our new baby: BOOKEND EVENTS with you all!

Created by Clo @ Book Dragons and Sam @ Fictionally Sam (that’s me if you didn’t know). We both realized while doing Blogoween that we wanted to plan events like Blogoween for the long term as we both love the book blogging community so very much. So with much talking and planning, we have created something we hope will be out best way to give back to all of you book bloggers, and we hope that through this we can create events you will absolutely be excited to take part in! Continue reading “ANNOUNCING: Bookend Events”

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October Wrap-Up & GIVEAWAY WINNER

I feel like I say this with every wrap-up, but honestly where did the month go? Where has the year gone?! I cannot believe that we are only sixty days away from ringing in 2019!

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October was a whirlwind month for me. Blogoween kicked off for the first time and was a HUGE success (all thanks to you guys), I hosted my very first giveaway (which the winner will be announced below!), and I have made so many new friends here in the book blogging world! Honestly, October was a great month filled to the brim with different events and different emotions. I can’t even believe this but hot damn I read a crap ton too. How I found the time to host, co-organize, work, read, and you know–breathe, I will never know! But flipping flapjacks does it feel good.

Before we get into what exactly I read, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that participated and hosted Blogoween. You guys are simply amazing. None of this would have happened if it wasn’t for your enthusiasm and participation! Thank you to everyone who posted for it throughout blogoween, and to all the hosts for giving us a piece of your week/blog throughout the month of October and promoting the shiznits out of this event! YOU ARE THE REAL MVP!!!

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-OCTOBER WRAP-UP-

5-4 Stars

  • Can’t Text This by Teagan Hunter – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Fall by Kristen Callihan – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Fence #10 by C.S. Pacat – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Fence # 11 by C.S. Pacat – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

2-3.5 Stars

  • Love, Sincerely, Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐.5
  • Dear Jane by Kendall Ryan – REVIEW – ⭐⭐⭐

1 Star

  • Playmaker by L.P. Dover – RTC – ⭐

DNF

  • Off The Ice by L.P. Dover

-MUSIC WRAP-UP-

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This month has been a nostalgic month in the music department as I have found myself venturing back into a country mood. Maybe because it’s fall and cool weather has decided to sporadically visit the city I live in that has got me into my southern roots and what not. I don’t really know, but man oh man have I been loving these songs like crazy this month:

  • Shallow – Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper
  • Hi-Low – Bishop Briggs
  • Lullaby Love – Roo Panes
  • Neon Church – Tim Mcgraw
  • Lose It – Kane Brown
  • Beautiful Crazy – Luke Combs
  • To A T – Ryan Hurd
  • Burn the Ships Album – For KING and COUNTRY
  • Dead Man’s Arms – Bishop Briggs
  • Taki Taki – DJ Snake, Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Ozuna
  • Without Me – Halsey
  • Sweet But Psycho – Ava Max
  • She’s Got the Best Of Me – Luke Combs
  • Simple – Florida Georgia Line
  • Talked You Out of It – Florida Georgia Line
  • Whiskey Glasses – Morgan Wallen

 

-BLOGOWEEN GIVEAWAY WINNER-

And finally, the moment most of you have probably been waiting for–the winner of the 2018’s Blogoween Giveaway is….

Shalini @ Book Rambler

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Congratulations Shalini! Please check your email you provided for all the details to claim your book! Please note that if you don’t respond within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. And thank you to everyone who entered! I’ll most likely be doing another giveaway soon (because I had way to much fun with this) So keep on a look out for that!

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How was your October? Let me know!

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BLOGOWEEN FINALE: The Veil Is Thin

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE! I can’t believe today is the last day of Blogoween! You guys have made this event into something amazing and far beyond anything me, Clo or any of the hosts imagined it being. so THANK YOU. Honestly, you guys are the best and I seriously can’t wait to see what is next to come!

Don’t forget today is your LAST DAY to enter our Blogoween Giveaway! Head on over to my previous post: Blogoween Day 5: Giveaway! For all the info on how to enter to win a book of your choosing from Book Depository! This giveaway is open to the U.S. AND Internationally! So please go enter!

Our final prompt for Blogoween comes from our illustrious co-organizer: Clo @ Book Dragons. 

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-TODAY’S PROMPT-

The Veil Is Thin

The 31st Oct is supposed to be a day when the veil between our world and the otherworld, is at it’s thinnest. As such, it was originally a day to ward of evil spirits; what spirits are you hoping to ward off? (e.g. paranormal characters, evil characters, writers block, procrastination etc.)

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BLOGOWEEN DAY 8: Barely Breathing, Forever Haunted

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to my final prompt for #BLOGOWEEN! You’re posts have been the highlight of my day and I am still going through all who have done them! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for participating and joining us during this event! Y’all are the literal BEST!

Also don’t forget we are hosting a GIVEAWAY on my Blog for Blogoween this year! It’s open to the US and Internationally and you can find out more over at my other post: Blogoween day 5: GIVEAWAY!

Lastly, don’t forget to tune into Bookwyrming Thoughts  tomorrow as Sophia is our new Host! Give her a big Blogoween welcome as she stirs up some epic prompts for us!

For my final prompt, I thought it would be fitting to leave you all a tad haunted (MWUAHAHA), and then I thought…what book has left us haunted?

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-TODAY’S PROMPT-

Barely Breathing, Forever Haunted

Books you’ve read that have left you emotionally crippled.

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The Fault in Our StarsOkay so who hasn’t read this book and not bawled their eyes out? I Continue reading “BLOGOWEEN DAY 8: Barely Breathing, Forever Haunted”

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BLOGOWEEN DAY 7: Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned

Another day, another witching hour! Grab your potions and your cauldrons wizards and witches! Because for my second day of hosting, we are going to be making some great and powerful life decisions!

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Also, remember we have an epic Giveaway happening for Blogoween! Open both to the U.S. and Internationally! Head over to my other Blogoween Post for all the details to win a book of your choosing!

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-TODAY’S PROMPT-

Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned

The Halloween version of Fuck, Marry, Kill with your favorite characters

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Round 1:

Vanessa Mazur (Wall of Winnipeg and Me), Bram (Simon V. The Homo Sapiens Agenda), Leah Burke (Leah and the Offbeat)

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BLOGOWEEN DAY 6: The Sacrifice

Blogoween has been thriving! And today is equally as haunting as the others as today marks my turn in hosting! I’m so excited to see all of the posts you guys will make in these coming days during my reign of evil (mwuahahahahaha) but first a HUGE shout out to Anna @ The Bursting Bookshelf for the epic prompts and for being an AMAZING host!! If you haven’t seen her prompts for Blogoween, please please please go check them out! I promise you will have a spooktacular time with them!

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Don’t forget there is a Blogoween Giveaway going on here on my blog for a chance to win a book of your choice from Book Depository! Opened to US and Internationally!! Click here to check out my announcement post for more details! Good Luck!

For my first day of hosting I have a little something cooked up in the cauldron for you story tellers that I think you will have a lot of fun with: Continue reading “BLOGOWEEN DAY 6: The Sacrifice”

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon TBR

Is this impulsive?

Yes, yes it is.

Am I staying on brand?

Um–yes why yes I am.

So if you haven’t noticed by the title, I have decided albeit impulsively–to participate in this years Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon! If you don’t know what this read-a-thon is you can check out there website HERE for all the glorious information and to sign up. But essentially, it’s a readathon where readers all over the world dedicate 24 hours at the same time to reading and talking about what we are reading! There are mini-challenges that a slew of amazing people across different mediums and social medias will be hosting; and over all it is just one heck of a time where the TBR gets slain…or in my case attempts to get slain.

As I live close to the Louisiana border in Texas, this time around my start time is 7am this Saturday. If you are participating and don’t know when your start time for your city is, you can check out this page to find out!!

But without further ado, this is my tentative TBR for this Saturday! Will I get to them all? Probably not, but dang flapjacks I’m gonna try!  Continue reading “Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon TBR”